Hibernation is an inactive computer state in which RAM contents have been saved to non-volatile memory, allowing the computer to completely power down.

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Power button isn't working as it supposed to

I have a laptop which runs Windows Vista Ultimate, SP2. I've changed the settings of the power button to always hibernate. However, when working onbattery, rather than AC power, and press the power ...
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Is it sleeping or hibernating?

Simple question, when I close the lid on my laptop, is it suspending to RAM or to disk? If it depends on the laptop, than how can I find out? EDIT:Running Windows vista and 7 RTM on dual boot.
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force sceensaver lock when hibernating on ubuntu

I've poked around in settings but haven't found the right one. This question poses almost the opposite problem. I have my power management set to hibernate when I hit the power button. When it ...
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hibernate takes 4 minutes 38 seconds

I have a 4GB RAM 500GB 7200 rpm HDD laptop and when I hibernate the laptop it takes in the region of 3 or 4 minutes(*) to hibernate. not the 24 seconds it used to take. It takes this long whether or ...
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Cannot activate hibernate because of PAE on Win XP 64 bit

I'm using Windows XP 64 bit SP2. I'd like to use the hibernate feature. I'm used to activate it under "Power Options". But my current installation doesn't show me the "Hibernate" tab. I tired to ...
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Bypass hibernate on boot on Ubuntu

I have a problem where Ubuntu is shutting down immediately after restarting from Hibernate. I want to boot without Hibernating. Can I use grub options/commands to set it to ignore the Hibernate image ...
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Very slow after hibernation

There may not be a solution for this, but at the very least I'd like a bit more understanding of what's going on. When my work (work, XP) laptop comes out of hibernation, it takes an excruciatingly ...
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Why am I getting an error in Windows 7 when restoring from hibernation?

I am getting the following error when restoring from hibernation in Windows 7 RTM. It seems to be happening more often. My laptop is a Dell Latitude D520. Your computer can't come out of ...
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Is it possible to enable hibernation when dual booting Windows?

I'd love to be able to hibernate one Windows instance, boot into another, then switch back to the first instance and have it resume my hibernated state. Is there some sort of hack or software product ...
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What is the impact of leaving a laptop in “sleep” mode (while on battery power)? [closed]

How much battery would leaving my laptop at "sleep" mode consume? is the consumption low enough so that it would be safe to leave the laptop sleeping at nights regularily and using it tommorow? What'...
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Desktop picture disappears

I've put a picture on my desktop, but it disappears. This happens when I put my laptop in hibernation mode. When I turn it on, there is blank desktop (but containing icons), and my picture reappears ...
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How does hibernation work?

I'm wondering how hibernation works. Obviously it writes the contents of RAM to disk, but is there anything else? does it save/restore CPU state? cache state? anything else?
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Hibernating and booting into another OS: will my filesystems be corrupted?

IMPORTANT If you came here looking for an answer to this question, please read all the answers below. There are some testimonials from people who have lost data doing this. If you plan to do this ...
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Ubuntu hibernation performance

Can I do something with it? Seriously, it is faster to boot Ubuntu from scratch and open all the applications than restore from hibernation.
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Assume hibernation file 'hiberfil.sys' is always on the boot volume?

Is is safe to assume that the hiberfil.sys is always located on the boot volume i.e. %SYSTEMDRIVE%? Or can it be relocated to another volume, or disk?
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No hibernate tab in Power Options

Hibernation just stopped working on my laptop a few years ago. I have tried to fix this at various times over the years with no luck. I know the problem has to do with my OS (not any acpi bios ...
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How to reconnect VPN automatically after sleep/hibernate on Vista/7?

I'm using Win 7's built-in VPN client but every time I put my computer to sleep / hibernate mode and then wake it up again, the connection is lost and I need to reconnect manually. Is there any way to ...
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Aero disabled after computer wakes up from hibernation

Sometimes when my computer wakes up from hibernation, Aero is turned off, and I can't enable it again. A simple restart will enable Aero again, so it isn't broken completely. Any idea what may cause ...
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At what time did my Windows XP machine come out of hibernation?

I usually look at the event log to find out at what time I switched on my computer. I look for the entry saying "The Event Log service was started". I use this to record in-out times at office. These ...
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Ubuntu can't hibernate

I have an Ubuntu 9.04 installation on a computer with 2GB RAM I want to upgrade to 4GB. First, I had 1GB of Swap. When I tried to hibernate, linux said that my Swap wasn't big enough. Ok, ok, I ...
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How can I restore my display settings in Windows 7 after I put my computer to sleep

My computer has Windows 7 (RTM) as an OS and I'm using two monitors. The power saving settings put the computer to sleep after 30 minutes of inactivity. When the computer wakes up, it always uses ...
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Where do I setup Windows 7 to not hibernate when laptop's lid is closed?

Where do I setup Windows 7 to not hibernate when laptop's lid is closed?
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HDD Write / Hibernate issue on Dell Latitude with XP

My 2-year-old laptop has been getting extremely slow for the last few months. The most pronounced problem has been that it now takes somewhere between 15 and 20 minutes to go into hibernate, when it ...
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Can I hibernate Linux without a swap partition?

I hadn't set up a swap partition on my PC, because a) I have plenty of RAM (8 GB) and b) I have large harddrives that I didn't want to chop into tiny pieces, so my smallest partitions are 50 GiB, and ...
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Laptop starts up by itself after being in Hibernate

I have a dual boot Windows Vista Basic/Ubuntu KDE4 compaq laptop. when I have put the laptop into hibernation from windows I sometimes find that it will turn itself back on. Any ideas what causes ...
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Vista hibernate not working/not an option

I can't put my laptop into hibernation anymore. The story goes like this: had an issue with the space on the C: drive, and as a solution I did the following: - disk cleanup (all options selected, ...
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Why does my computer come out of standby on its own?

When I put my desktop computer into Standby, it comes out of standby all by itself just minutes later. I've also seen it come out of hibernation all by itself, but I've only tried that a couple times. ...
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Can I remotely hibernate a computer?

I know the shutdown command (and the corresponding shutdown /i switch to show the GUI), but is there a way to hibernate a computer remotely in a similar way? The machines are running Windows XP and ...
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Desktop reboots itself on sleep or hibernate

I have been using an ASUS M2NPV-VM motherboard for main home desktop workstation, operating Windows Vista x64. This computer has right from day one not been able to enter hibernate or standby; after ...
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Why Hibernation does not work on my Vista64 Desktop?

I have an custom-made personal Desktop (not laptop) Vista64 Ultimate - up-to-date in term of Windows updates and drivers, Asus Rampage Formula, 8Go RAM and 6 hard-drives (2To), which refuses to go to ...
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How do I stop my computer from going into sleep or hibernate mode?

I have noticed that when I run Windows Media Player on my laptop, that the screen saver will not start and more importantly my computer will not go into sleep or hibernate mode. However, when running ...